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You would see Imitation Crab flake on California roll, USA. This Imitation Crab will flavor
like crab, but actually it is not crab meat. This is made of Fish meat paste called Surimi.
Surimi is often made from pollock fish with fillers and flavorings like starch, sugar, egg
whites, and crab flavoring. Obviously it will have less nutritious than real crab, but its not
stopping us from eating it. Lets get started.

Ingredients:
Imitation crab flakes - 200 gram
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Green chilli - 4
Chopped Garlic - 5 pods
Chopped Ginger - 1 inch
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - ½ tsp
Soy sauce - 1 tsp
Butter - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt as required
Oil for seasoning
Steps
Add 4 tsp of oil in a pan and heat. Once oil hot add 1 tsp butter and melt.
Add 1 tsp cumin seeds and leave until starts change in color.
Then add 5 chopped garlic pods, 1 inch chopped ginger, 4 chopped green chillies and fry it.
Now add 1 chopped onion and cook till translucent.
Then add 1 chopped tomato, ½ tsp turmeric powder and required salt cook until tomato
become soft.
At this time add 200gm imitation crab flakes and stir it.
Now add 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala and stir it.
Then add a cup of water and cook for 5 minutes.
After water dried, add a spoon of soy sauce and stir it.
Finally garnish with coriander leaves.

Now imitation crab flake fry is ready to serve.
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 Thokku is a thick consistent gravy made with tomatoes, tamarind along with any
veggies.Variety of thokku can be made from different vegetables and come for few days
without spoil. Now, I am going to make this thokku with Brinjal/egg plant/Katharikkai. We
can mix this thokku with rice, chappathi, idli, dosas. Let’s get started.

Ingredients:
Brinjal/ Egg plant - 200 grm
Chopped Onion - 1
Chopped tomato - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Mustard seed - ½ tsp
Urad dhal - ½ tsp
Cumin seed - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seed - ½ tsp
Green Cardamom - 2
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - ½ tsp
Tamarind juice taken from 1 gooseberry size
Curry leaves - 2 spring
Coriander leaves for seasoning
Salt as required  
Sesame oil for seasoning
Steps:
Heat 3 tsp of sesame oil in a pan.
Once oil hot add ½ tsp mustard seed, ½ tsp urad dhal, 1 tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp fenugreek
seeds, 2 green cardamom.
Once mustard start spluttering, add 2 spring curry leaves and fry it.
Then add 1 chopped onion and cook till translucent.
Now add  1 tsp ginger garlic paste and fry it.
Then add 1 chopped tomato and required salt and cook for 1 minute.
Now add ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp
garam masala powder and stir it.  Then add 200 gram cubed brinjal and stir it thoroughly.
Then add tamarind extract taken from 1 gooseberry size and stir it and cook for 2 minutes.
Later add 1 cup of water and cook for another 5 minutes.
Finally garnish with coriander leaves and stir it.

Now tasty Brinjal thokku is ready to serve. This will be very tasty for rice or chappathi.
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Drumstick/ Moringa/ Murungakkai is a long, green slender vegetable which is commonly
found in Indian shops. The flower, the leaves and the whole vegetable is edible and it is been
in south Indian food for years. Usually this will be used for making Sambar with dhal. For a
change, I made curry with drumstick without dhal  for rice and recipe came out really tasty.


Ingredients:
Drumstick – 2 cut into pieces
Onion – 1 chopped
Tomato – 1 chopped
Garlic pods – 6
Groundnuts – 4 tsp
Mustard/Urad dal seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seed – 1 tsp
Hing/Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – 2 spring
Coriander leaves for seasonings
Salt as required
Oil for seasonings
Steps
Add 1 lt of water in a pan and bring to boil. Add ½ tsp of turmeric powder,
2 drumsticks cut into pieces into the pan, cook till 90%.
Then add 2 tsp of oil in a pan and heat it. Once oil hot, add 1 tsp of mustard seed, urad dal mix,
1 tsp of cumin seed. Once mustard start spluttering, add ¼ tsp of hing.
Then add 6 crushed garlic pods, 2 spring curry leaves.
Then add 1 chopped onion and cook till translucent.
Now add 1 chopped tomato and required salt, keep cook till tomato soft.
At this time, add ½ tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tsp of red chilli powder, 1 tsp of coriander
powder and cook for a minute.
Now add cooked drumsticks with cooked water and cook for 3 minutes.
Meanwhile roast 4 tsp of groundnuts and make into course powder and add into the curry.
Cook for 5 minutes.
Finally,  Garnsih with chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Now, tasty Drumstick curry without dal is ready to serve.
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